Sunday, February 28, 2010

Dataq and amateur radio

Anyone ever used Dataq Instrumentation products with amateur radio...particularly for remote base operations?

Seems they have some reasonably priced options for for control and data acquisition/monitoring.

If you have drop me a comment here on this site.

I'm considering building a remote base with HRD, a Yaesu FT897 and some sort of control/monitoring circuitry. Would be nice to be able to meter/monitor status and control things at the remote site.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Best Buy Sucks Again/Insignia DVD - Bad IDEA.

thank God for speakerphone and free cell minutes on the weekend. I'm on hold now for 18 minutes with Worst Buy. Good prices, but it REALLY sucks when something goes wrong. Thankfully, this is just a dead $40 DVD player. I M DONE with Best Buy.
There's no point going there anymore with Micro Center not far away and all the internet options. Don't they realize that? I guess they get us impulse buyers.

This was an Insignia DVD player that apparently had a 90 day warranty.
It will no longer power on.

I may go in the store and "accidentally" drop it on the floor...hoping it makes a bunch of small pieces and then pick up what I can and leave.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Acer AOD150 USB Webcam

The webcam in my Aspire One D150 is intermittent at best.

I've seen a number of posts about it.

If I close the cover about 2/3 of the way, the camera works.

When my warranty is over, I'll probably take the thing apart and fix it. Hopefully a loose connection and not a broken cable...though it wouldn't be much of a loss.

The webcam is best.

I must like saying "at best"